Staples Advantage Canada achieves impressive goal of planting 100,000 trees

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Staples Advantage Canada, gold sponsor of Tree Canada, has just reached their target of planting 100,000 trees in rural and urban areas to honor their commitment to corporate social responsibility and environmental awareness.

Through the Staples Advantage Fifty Green program, any delivery order under $50.00 is charged a $5.00 fee, half of which is donated to Tree Canada to plant trees to offset the environmental impact of fulfilling a small order.

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides people, communities  and corporations with the resources necessary to plant and care for trees on a national scope.

"Staples Advantage Canada has really created a green legacy for all," says Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "Their efforts will ensure generations of Canadians will have access to cleaner air, wildlife habitat, and green spaces to enjoy."

"The Fifty Green Program really demonstrates that good environmental programs do help drive solid business results," says Michael Zahra, President of Staples Advantage Canada. "Fewer small orders means less packaging, fewer trucks on the road and lower costs overall, which allows us to remain both competitive and environmentally responsible. And where we can't remove small orders, planting trees really does help offset the environmental impacts. We've planted 100,000 trees with Tree Canada to date - the equivalent of 285 NHL Hockey Rinks. But more than that, 100,000 trees help provide clean air for 400,000 Canadians."

Staples Advantage is the business-to-business division of Staples which focuses on customized programs, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs. They provide office supplies, technology products, facility supplies, furniture, and business services designed for every type and size of business. To find out more, please visit: www.staplesadvantage.ca

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works with sponsors, donors and communities to plant and care for rural and urban trees, promotes urban forests in Canada and facilitates carbon offset projects with trees. To date, more than 77 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada  has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada  is available at www.treecanada.ca.

Image with caption: "Seedlings thawing prior to planting (CNW Group/Staples Advantage Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111130_C2525_PHOTO_EN_7664.jpg

SOURCE Staples Advantage Canada

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Susan Bernardo
Communications Manager
(905) 696-3733

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